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Sins of a Solar Empire developer teasing new game

Sunday, 12th February 2012 21:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Ironclad Games has launched a new teaser website, counting down to what is hopefully the reveal of its next title.

The new title is to be published by Infinite Game Publishing, a Canadian digital publisher also backing MechWarrior Online.

The countdown, which asks “Are You Worthy?”, points at an announcement just under nine days from now. The website’s URL, soadagame.com, looks like gibberish at first until you remember Ironclad’s critically-lauded space strategy epic Sins of a Solar Empire is frequently abbreviated to SOASE.

Sins of a Diseased Archenemy? Sins of a Dying Archonship? Sins of a Dirty Animal? By peering at the background, you can make out some kind of porcupine-like creature – or maybe that’s just me.

The site’s source code doesn’t reveal anything noteworthy, but recent job advertisements on Ironclad’s site have attempted to recruit a particle effects expert with 2D art skills, a programmer with PC experience and an artist with both 2D and 3D skills.

Sins of a Solar Empire and its expansions are indie developer Ironclad’s only releases to date; the massive real-time 4X strategy title won high reviews despite being as hardcore as a titanium sternum.

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  1. typeface

    can’t it be related to their upcoming expansion Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. They’d sent out emails regarding pre-order discounts to people on their database a few weeks ago.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DSB

    SoaSE:R doesn’t fit with SoaDA though.

    I hope it’s Sins of a Delicious Abomination. Or Sins of a Deaf Assassin.

    One is all about genetically engineering tasty monsters, the other is all about overcoming your handicap while fulfilling your obligations as a hired killer.

    Really though, if Ironclad makes a game as solid as Solar Empire, only focused on ground combat, I’m going to jump and dance and sing.

    Ironclad is like Firaxis’s little brother, but I’d say they have the jump on them when it comes to the fundamentals at this point.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. GrimRita

    Maybe its a ground based game. Who knows. Sins is simply awesome and thankfully/hopefully, this new offering will also be on Steam

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Old MacDonald

    Sins wasn’t very hardcore. It was good fun and about a nerdy thing (space stuff), but it was also very accessible and easy to pick up and play.

    #4 2 years ago